Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, announced programming for the BAM 2012 Winter/Spring Season, which runs from January 10th through June 3rd, 2012. The season comprises nine theater, dance, and nouveau cirque engagements and features BAMcinématek series, BAMcafé Live weekend music events, artist talks, visual art exhibitions, and literary events.
BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo comments, “This rich winter/spring season underscores the ongoing celebration of BAM's 150th anniversary. We’re thrilled to present five US premieres from an exceptional array of international theater artists—including the BAM co-production of The Bridge Project with Richard III featuring Kevin Spacey, as well as the return of celebrated UK company Cheek by Jowl and Russia’s iconic Maly Drama Theatre. Two critically acclaimed performances—that of Simon Callow in his one-man show Being Shakespeare and Jonathan Pryce in Harold Pinter’s seminal The Caretaker—anchor the rest of this exceptional ‘theater season within a season.’
“We will also proudly present a world premiere work from longtime BAM artist Mark Morris, a New York premiere work from trailblazing Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, and the return of our popular annual DanceAfrica festival celebrating its own significant anniversary of 35 years. This is truly a momentous and historic time, both for BAM and for its extended artistic
family,” said Melillo.
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